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Fundamentals of Project Management

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Fundamentals of Project Management
  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • This online course is aimed at people interested in IT project management and builds on other business and IT courses available online at Alison.


    Every competent project manager needs to know the various phases and project management software and tools available do the job properly (such as the Gantt Chart). This free course will identify these phases and tools, enabling you to successfully manage any project.

  • After completing this course you will understand the history of project management and learn from examples of interviews with project managers. You will gain a good knowledge of project management methodology. Each phase is examined: investigation, planning, design, production, monitoring and evaluation. You will be able to identify and understand the most important tools used by a project manager including GANTT charts, PERT Diagrams, estimating activity time, scheduling, expediting and Critical Path Method. You will gain a good knowledge of program, system, technical, user, paper-based, electronic and media project management documentation. This course will teach you the process of the systems development life cycle to help identify problems and create solutions in each stage of the projects life including planning, analysis, design, implementation and evaluation. You will learn about different issues that can occur when an information system is changed or a new sytem is introduced.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to share your success. Plus it’s:

    • Ideal for including in CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • An indication of your ability to learn and achieve high results
    • An incentive to continue to empower yourself through learning
    • A tangible way of supporting the Alison mission to empower people everywhere through education.

Modules List( 12 )
  • Project management overview
    • Project Management
    • Project Management History
    • Interviews with Project Managers
  • Project management methodology
    • Project Management Methodology
    • Project management methodology: phase 1 - investigation
    • Project management methodology: phase 2 - planning and design
    • Project management methodology: phase 3 - production
    • Project management methodology: phase 4 - evaluation and monitoring
    • Project management methodology revision
  • Project management toolset
    • Project Management Tools
    • PERT diagrams (network diagrams)
    • Estimating activity time
    • Scheduling and expediting
    • Critical Path Method
    • Project management tools revision
  • Project management documentation
    • Documentation
    • Types of documentation
    • Program documentation
    • System and technical documentation
    • User documentation
    • Paper based documentation
    • Electronic documentation
    • Documentation media
    • Documentation for different users
    • Documentation revision
  • System development life cycle
    • The System Development Life Cycle Overview
    • The planning phase
    • The analysis phase
    • The design phase
    • The implementation phase
    • The use/evaluation phase
    • The System Development Life Cycle revision
  • The planning phase
    • The planning phase of the SDLC
    • The planning phase: defining the problem
    • The planning phase: setting project objectives
    • The planning phase: identifying constraints
    • Feasibility study question 1
    • Feasibility study question 2
    • Feasibility study question 3
    • Feasibility study question 4
    • Feasibility study question 5
    • Feasibility study question 6
    • The planning phase - feasibility studies
    • The planning phase - creating project proposals
    • The planning phase - establishing control mechanisms
  • Project management, the analysis phase
    • The Analysis Phase of the SDLC
    • The Analysis Phase: creating the project team
    • The Analysis Phase: defining information needs
    • The Analysis Phase: identification and evaluation of sources of information
    • The Analysis Phase: identification and description of the types of information needed to analyse the system
    • The Analysis Phase: identification and description of problem areas in the current system
    • The Analysis Phase: information flow and needs documented using system modeling tools
    • The Analysis Phase: identification and description of problem areas in the current system
    • The Analysis Phase: defining system performance criteria
    • The Analysis Phase: creating a design proposal
  • The design phase
    • The Design Phase of the SDLC
    • The Design Phase: factors to be considered when designing the output requirements
    • The Design Phase: factors to be considered when designing the input Requirements
    • The System Development Life Cycle Design Phase: examples
    • The Design Phase: the processing requirements
    • The Design Phase: evaluating alternative system configurations
    • The Design Phase: select best configuration
    • The Design Phase: prepare implementation proposal
  • The implemention phase
    • The System Development Life Cycle Implementation Phase
    • The Implementation Phase: planning and announcing the implementation
    • The Implementation Phase: acquisition of new equipment (hardware and software)
    • The Implementation Phase: preparing the physical facilities
    • The Implementation Phase: educating users
    • The Implementation Phase: developing an implementation schedule
    • The Implementation Phase: commissioning of the new system (changeover)
  • Evaluation phase
    • The System Development Life Cycle Use/Evaluation Phase
    • The Use/Evaluation Phase: using the system
    • The Use/Evaluation Phase: auditing the system
    • The Use/Evaluation Phase: maintaining the system
    • The Use/Evaluation Phase: re-engineering proposals
    • The System Development Life Cycle Use/Evaluation Phase Revision
  • Changing information systems
    • Issues associated with changing information systems in organisations
    • Changing Information Systems in organisations: the acceptance level by operators and users of the information system
    • Issues associated with changing information systems in organisations: level of personalised service
    • Issues and effects of changes to information systems: social effects arising from invasion of privacy
    • Issues and effects of changes to information systems arising from deskilling of workers
    • Issues and effects of changes to information systems: economic effects arising from costs of upgrading equipment
    • Issues and effects of changes to information systems: increased or decreased profits from conducting electronic sales via the Internet
    • Health and safety effects arising from organisational change: physical injuries incurred due to overuse or incorrect use of equipment
    • Health and safety effects arising from organisational change: changed manual skills needed to operate smaller items of technology
  • Project Management Assessment
    • Project Management Assessment
Topics List ( 3 )
Project management overview
Project management overview This free online course covers a case study in project management, the history of project management and interviews with project managers. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
Topics List ( 6 )
Project management methodology
Project management methodology This free online course covers steps in project management methodology such as investigation, planning and design, production, and evaluation and monitoring. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
Topics List ( 6 )
Project management toolset
Project management toolset This free online course covers tools used in project management such as PERT diagrams, scheduling and expediting, and the Critical Path Method. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
Topics List ( 10 )
Project management documentation
Project management documentation This free online course covers types of documentation used in project management, such as user, paper-based and electronic documentation. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
Topics List ( 7 )
System development life cycle
System development life cycle This free online course covers System Development Lifecycle in project management, such as planning, designing, analysis and user/evaluation phases. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
Topics List ( 13 )
The planning phase
The planning phase This free online course covers the planning phase in project management. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
Topics List ( 8 )
The design phase
The design phase This free online course covers the design phase in project management. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
Topics List ( 7 )
The implemention phase
The implemention phase This free online course covers the implementation phase in project management. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
Topics List ( 6 )
Evaluation phase
Evaluation phase This free online course covers the User/Evaluaiton methods in project management, such as using, auditing and maintaining the system. The Contents tab displays all the lessons and topics of the course. Each time you click the Contents tab, you will come to this page. A green tick indicates those lessons and topics you have completed, so you can easily see your progress.
Topics List ( 1 )
Project Management Assessment
Project Management Assessment
Course Features
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours

  • Publisher

    XSIQ

  • Video

    Yes

  • Audio

    Yes

  • Assessment

    Yes

  • Certification

    Yes

  • Price

    Free

  • Reward

    50 Pts

  • Responsive

    No

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